On Monday, we learn what Acer's got up its sleeve for the future. Today, we're trying to decide where it pulled this idea from.
What you're looking at is the DX650, which has a proper 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen on one side. On the back (or the front, we guess), is a monochrome OLED display and a full numeric keypad and camera. Why, we ask. Why?
There's also GPS, microSD and mini-USB. And a monochrome OLED display and full numeric keypad on the back. It's doubtful this is what Acer intends to show off at Mobile World Congress next week. Probably. Right?
More recognizable is the Acer X960, seen here at right, which appears to be another step in the newly acquired Glofiish line. It's got a 2.8-inch 640x480 touchscreen, an 533MHz Samsung processor, a 3.2-megapixel camera HSDPA, WiFi, GPS, and microSD.
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It looks like a decent phone, but I have two complaints with it...
1. Too much wasted space on the touch screen side
2. Send and end buttons are unnecessary on the touchscreen side, but should be replaced with other buttons (r/l soft buttons, home, back, ok, etc)
You guys are awfully snarky about this design, but I really like the idea of a touchscreen smartphone with a decent-sized physical dialpad. Dialing on touchscreens sucks, and most smartphone keyboards aren't much better.
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